From this area within System Administration, you can create new Networks, set Network level communication protocols, create Network credentials, and run Auto Discovery jobs to manage devices within the Network. Also from this area, you can set Network priorities, schedule Network pull jobs, and create production network baselines.

Network settings are used to configure Network Configuration Manager access and communication settings. Network Configuration Manager uses permission levels that permit you to strengthen the security of, and access to, your networks.

Network Configuration Manager has the flexibility to implement settings and changes down to the device level and the global settings level (a standard to which all networks, and their devices comply).

The Networks section allows you to complete the following:

  • Creating networks

  • Running Auto Discoveries

  • Overriding Device Classes

  • Communications

  • Maintenance windows

  • Creating IP Address Pools

  • Establishing network-local credentials and out-of-band servers

The System Administration window has a traditional two frame view. On the left in the Navigation Pane, are the entry points to the major sections of the System Administration module, including:

  • Access - which can be expanded to include:

  • Out-of-Band Servers

  • Device Servers

This allows you to configure device servers and out-of-band server settings, and which devices will be Auto Managed when the devices are Auto Discovered on the servers.  You can also reassign a device to another device server from this view. 

Here are the remaining components of Networks in the System Administration too:

  • Credentials Manager

  • Auto Discovery

  • Maintenance Windows

  • Device Classes

  • Devices

  • Address Pools

  • NAT Configuration

  • Network RSA Token Viewer

Within the above components, you are able to complete the following tasks:

  • Configure any Out-of-Band servers

  • Determine which Device Servers are associated with your network

  • Set which devices are automatically managed by Network Configuration Manager when Auto Discovery runs

  • Configure cross network shared and local credentials

  • Add, edit and delete Data Fields

  • Manage users and groups and their network permissions

  • Manage the Authentication Servers, and determine user security

  • Manage the locking features